A museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings, and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work.
Monica Lewinksy Found Dead, Murdered in Attempted Burglary-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Monica Lewinsky has been found dead in what appears to be an attempted burglary, which suspiciously happened after she ended an affair with President Bill Clinton.
President Trump’s Tweet About “Covfefe” Has Hidden Meaning-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A tweet from President Trump’s personal Twitter account included the word “covfefe,” leading to questions about the definition o
Trump wrongly claimed that the Paris Agreement would allow China to “build hundreds of additional coal plants” and allow India to “double its coal production by 2020” but the United States “can’t build the plants.
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is the subject of this week’s fact-checking video from CNN’s Jake Tapper. The Trump administration says it expects 3 percent economic growth to pay for big tax cuts and ba
Maxine Waters: Pictures of Tide Prove Climate Change-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, tweeted side-by-side pictures of Venice Beach at high and low tide as proof that climate change is real and is impa
Democrats Introduce Americans with No Abilities Act (ANNA)-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Senate Democrats have introduced a bill called the Americans with No Abilities Act, or ANNA, to provide benefits to Americans who “lack any real skills or am
A viral message on social media contains accurate information about how to access food for kids this summer.
In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Donald Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims: Trump said the U.S. would be exposed to “massive legal
On June 1, US President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. In his remarks, he misrepresented the agreement itself as well as the economic and climatic effects of the greenhouse gas emissions reduct
In his speech announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, President Trump frequently relied on dubious facts and unbalanced claims to make his case that the agreement would hurt the U.S. economy. Notably, he only looked
Q: Did President Trump reinstate National Peace Officers Memorial Day? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news story that also falsely said the annual memorial for fallen officers was canceled by former President Obama. FULL QUESTION Did Trump rei
Secretary David Skorton said in a statement that a noose was found on 31 May 2017 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History.
Comments by Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman supposedly refute global warming. Are his remarks an accurate analysis of climate change?
Warnings About Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Warnings about Powassan Virus, a virus transmitted by ticks that can be deadly or cause permanent neurological symptoms, circulated as summer of 2017 began. The Truth: Powassa
Man Catches 13 Pound Bullfrog in Texas-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A man caught a 13 pound bullfrog in a fishing hole while hunting on a ranch in Batesville, Texas. The Truth: A Texas state game official confirmed that photos purportedly showing a
There have been twists and turns over the past year in the saga of President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win. Yet one thing has remained consistent: Trump b
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY In an op-ed published by CNN, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argues for a US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, an international agreement with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. S
Gio Managadze wrote a viral Facebook post claiming he was valedictorian at the University of Maryland, but dropped out just before graduating to pursue his dreams.
Tens of thousands of science teachers in the US have recently received an unsolicited booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming”, which looks like a scientific report. It was published by the Heartland Institute (self-described a
Secret Service Investigating Kathy Griffin for Trump Beheading Photoshoot –Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Secret Service is investigating comedian Kathy Griffin for performing a mock beheading of President Trump and posing with a replica of Trum
President Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Impeachment –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would ban the impeachment of presidents going forward. The Truth: False reports that President
Donald Trump and his campaign refused to acknowledge instances of his referring to global warming/climate change as a "hoax." What does the public record show?
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Fake news: Pat Robertson did NOT say gays should wear specially-colored clothes The website USPOLN, already flagged as a fake news site on our handy guide, recycled an evocative bit of fakery about televisio
President Trump voiced his distaste on Twitter for a photograph of comedian Kathy Griffin, Griffin says she 'went too far.'
“They (Germany) pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.” — President Trump, in a tweet, May 30, 2017 “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States. And many of t
The Republican from California says he was simply taking pictures, but his political opponent says he was avoiding constituents.
This factoid has been repeated so often it might as well be true, but "research" on which it is based is a press release for a travel agency with remarkably comprehensive health insurance coverage.
Following tension-filled interactions at the NATO and G-7 summits, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been engaging in something of a war of words. For instance, Merkel said at a May 28 campaign event, "The times in wh
Hillary Clinton Met with Manchester Bomber’s Father-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo claims to show Hillary Clinton meeting with Ramadan Abedi, the father of a terrorist who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, in May
Charlie Daniels Writes Open Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer –Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: Country and bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels wrote an open letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about Schumer’s resistance to
The New Hampshire police department issued a public service announcement after arresting a man with marijuana in his car.
Nancy Pelosi’s Son Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for 2nd degree murder stemming from an altercation with an umpire at a youth baseball game. The Truth: A sel
Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”? A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence
A subway performer said he was beaten with his own hula hoop at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan.
Fake news sites reported that the former "Happy Days" actor died in a plane crash on his way to visit President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
Fake news web sites promulgated the claim that the House minority leader's son murdered his daughter's boyfriend's stepfather.
President Trump met with pediatric cancer patient Emilee Imbar, though he did not slip away from his planned events to do so, as some sites claimed.
The Latest: Trump's praise of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's aggressive war on drugs doesn't match facts provided by his own State Department
It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting, but AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office.